Greek Home Cookery Spiral-bound – 1 Sep 1996
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From the Author
The original idea for this cookbook came to me from my friends, for whom my wife and I occasionally entertain and cook for. All of them have visited Greece many times and enjoyed my country's gastronomic dishes. They have also appreciated my mother's home cooking during her annual visits to Britain. It was my mother who taught me the secrets of how to cook tasty Greek food.
When I started compiling this book I took into consideration that most people work and don't have much time for long and complicated preparations. I have therefore selected a small number of basic Greek recipes which are quick to prepare, and hope that you will be tempted to try them out and enjoy. Of course I have also included recipes which require more time, e.g. for that special Sunday lunch.
The Greek Mediterranean people have the lowest rates of diet-linked disease and the longest life expectancy in the world. Traditional Greek cooking is a naturally low-fat, healthy and satisfying cuisine and my Greek Home Cookery book shares its secrets with you.
Greek cooking offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are the culmination of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. While each Greek meal is fresh and inviting, it is also a trip back through Greece's history. Anyone who has ever visited Greece will have brought back many fond memories of the country, its people and the Greek food.
Hospitality in Greece is a duty willingly performed. Greece is the land of welcome, with a great tradition of hospitality, whose people are so warm and friendly; you'll never want to leave! It is also the land of feasting, where even the simplest taverna can offer you fresh fish, barbecued meats, the unique Feta cheese, fruits and vegetables, all washed down with delightful wines.
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My wife’s first attempt was Kotopoulo Lemonato, which worked out to be chicken with lemon (here we go with chicken again, anyone would think we are obsessed by poultry). The instructions are ridiculously simple to follow and the ingredients are all things that we already have in the cupboards and freezer so she didn’t have to go out and get anything extra.
I was really surprised by the mouth watering aroma floating around the house and once served, I adored the meal and started pawing through the recipe book, working out what I wanted her to cook for the following day.
We’ve since tried a number of recipes, most with success, a couple of disasters where I’ve left the food cooking too long and burnt it, or, as wife says, cremated it but all in all, this little book that cost less than a bottle of wine has seriously improved our menu options and now, instead of going grocery shopping and being able to do it blindfold because it’s always the same stuff, we’re actually wandering around, looking for ingredients and we’re eating a LOT more fresh food instead of relying on the freezer so much.
Every time we cook a new recipe brings back fond memories from our many summer holidays in the Greek islands. Highly recommended!Greek Home Cookery
typical recipes made in a Greek home. It is a simple little book, yet it contains all the recipes you could wish for.
The recipes are simple and the results are worthwhile, no recipe is too complicated to prepare in a non-Greek kitchen,
and the ingredients are easy to find. I have had particular success with making “Galactoboureko”, which is
a sweet fillo-pastry custard filled dessert served in small pieces. I am surprised that this book it's not more well-known.
Highly recommended for lovers of Greek Cooking.
The recipes are simple, very easy to follow and the results are worthwhile. No recipe is too complicated to prepare in a non-Greek kitchen and we can find all the ingredients at the local large supermarkets. Most of the recipes don’t take more than 1.30 minutes to prepare and cook.
I have no hesitation to highly recommend this book.
It is a wonderful book, it is very easy to follow the recipes about preparing very delicious Greek food.
If anybody has been in Greece and enjoyed the Greek food the recipes will be perfect.
All of the ingredients are available in all of the local major supermarkets so there is no problem in buying the ingredients to prepare the meals.